Athlone area sweeps the boards at Westmeath restaurant awards

Thursday, 7th March, 2019 10:31am

Athlone area sweeps the boards at Westmeath restaurant awards

The 2019 Westmeath restaurant award winners have been revealed.

The Athlone and South Westmeath area swept the boards at the Westmeath awards in the Leinster Regional Final of Irish Restaurant Awards last night in the Killashee House Hotel

Over 600 restaurant owners and staff celebrated their hard work and achievements at the Awards, which saw many well-known restaurateurs of Leinster turn out to see if they had won one of the prestigious county awards.

Food outlets were nominated under the categories of Best Customer Service, Best Gastro Pub, Best Casual Dining, Best Hotel Restaurant, Best Chef, Best Restaurant, Best Wine Experience, Best Restaurant Manager, Best Kids Size Me Menu, Local Food Hero, Best Emerging Irish Cuisine and Best Newcomer.

All of the Westmeath winners now compete for the Regional and All Ireland Titles, which will be announced at the Irish Restaurant Awards. These will be held in the Clayton Hotel, Dublin on Monday, May 13.


Best Restaurant – Sponsored by Tindal Wine Merchants: Thyme Restaurant, Athlone

Best Chef – Sponsored by Nisbets: Deirdre Adamson of The Fatted Calf, Athlone

Best Restaurant Manager – AIB Merchant Services: Fiona O'Donnell of The Fatted Calf, Athlone

Best Hotel and Guesthouse Restaurant – Sponsored by BWG Food Service: The Wineport Lodge, Glasson

Best Customer Service – Sponsored by Lockton: Oscars, Mullingar

Best Gastro Pub - Sponsored by Elavon: Grogan's, Glasson 

Best Cafe - Sponsored by Illy: Red Earth, Mullingar

Pub of the Year - Sponsored by Jameson Caskmates Sean’s Bar, Athlone

Best Wine Experience - Sponsored by Gilbeys The Left Bank Bistro, Athlone

Best World Cuisine Kin Khao Thai, Athlone

Best “Free From” – Sponsored by Peroni Gluten Free: Beans & Leaves, Athlone

Best Kids Size Me: Corner House Bistro, Athlone

Best Local Food Hero – Sponsored by Rewarding Times: Pat Lalor of Kilbeggan Organic Foods

Best Emerging Irish Cuisine – Sponsored by Odaio: Thyme Restaurant, Athlone

Best Casual Dining - Sponsored by Just Eat: Savoury Fare at the Fernhill Garden Centre, Athlone


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